Friday , April 16 2021

Los Angeles: About 300 students quarantine for measles

About 300 students from two universities in Los Angeles were quarantined for the risk of being infected with measles, a disease that lives an epidemic with a record number of cases in the country since 2000.

After reporting this Thursday from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health it a student at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was infected with measles, the center asked those who may have had contact with the student to show evidence of vaccination.

According to UCLA, in a statement, 119 students and eight faculty members were unable to prove their immunization, so the university declared them quarantined and asked them to stay in their residences.

At California State University in Los Angeles (CMSA), 156 people were quarantined after they were unable to present their record of vaccination against measles, the center announced.

Los Angeles confirmed last Monday chickenpox from international travelers with five proven cases, including students from UCLA and CSLA, leading to vaccination applications from those who may have been in contact with them.

On Thursday evening, according to the update from the school, the university published 43 students and 2 quarantine employees, making the total quarantine total of 82 people.

"Quarantine is expected to last between 24 and 48 hours for most of the identified individuals, until a test for immunization can be established", the university said in a statement.

"Los Angeles County works closely with CSLA and UCLA to establish a series of measures that limit the spread of infection.", said the district's governor Hilda Solis in a statement sent to Efe on Friday.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 695 cases of measles in 22 countries in the country, most of them reported after the country's 2000 eradication of the infection.

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